TOWN JAMMED FOR MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY
May 29, 2005, Catalina Meders, Title Company Bookstore, San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico Town Report:
Hola everyone from San Felipe where it is 82 degrees right now, 9:30 a.m., and going up. The high is predicted for 92 degrees, but it feels like it might go above that. The humidity is 33 percent, which doesn't feel too bad, and the sky is clear with a few wisps. San Felipe bay is steely blue and the tide is in. The forecast for the next few days is nothing but sunshine.
San Felipe is at the height of Memorial Day Weekend and the town is jam-packed with people down from Mexicali and El Otro Lado. There are extra vendors and extra banana boats and extra food stands. Last night my neighbors put police tape up around a large section of the street and threw a giant bash, with boat loads of food and vats of cerveza and a live mariachi band all night long.
My neighbor has eleven brothers and I think all eleven of them were there, plus their families and friends. It was a real "Mexican Fiesta," the sort of thing you see on travel commercials but don't really believe exists. By tomorrow afternoon this crowd will have disappeared up route 5 and things at San Felipe will have returned to semi-normal. It always astounds me how quickly the entire atmosphere of this town changes from one day to the next. Until next week, vaya con Dios from the San Felipe bookstore by the bay.
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